Breast Lift - Las Vegas
Mastopexy or breast lift is a procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon to improve the position and firmness of breasts. The surgery involves removal of excess breast skin along with tightening of underlying weak breast tissue. If a woman is dissatisfied with the condition of her drooping breasts, and cannot achieve much improvement through diet and exercise, she may consider undergoing a breast lift procedure.
Dr. Lane Smith is an experienced plastic surgeon for breast surgery procedures such asbreast lift and breast augmentation. Dr. Smith also performs a number of other surgical procedures for his patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding areas. Some of the key procedures he performs, apart from breast lift, include breast implants, tummy tuck,rhinoplasty, labiaplasty, andliposuction.
Who is A Suitable Candidate?
Dr. Smith first evaluates the general health condition, breast anatomy and aesthetic goals of his patients in Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas, before recommending breast lift surgery. A remarkable candidate for this procedure is an adult woman who has heavily drooping breasts due to excess loose skin, and nipples pointing downwards.
She should preferably have some elasticity of skin to achieve desirable results. A magnificent candidate will either be a non-smoker or willing to stop smoking several weeks prior to the surgery. She will also have clear goals, positive frame of mind and realistic expectations from the surgery.
Who Needs A Breast Lift?
The following patients may benefit from a breast lift procedure performed by a plastic surgeon with experience in breast surgeries and other procedures.
- The patient has suffered breast volume loss due to a pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- The patient has undergone a substantial weight loss, resulting in loose breast skin.
- Gravity and lack of exercise may be responsible for sagging breasts.
- Aging has caused partial loss of skin elasticity in the breasts.
- Breasts are drooping due to hereditary reasons.
An experienced cosmetic surgeon will make sure that the patient forms realistic expectations from a breast lift surgery. The procedure is designed to raise and firm up the breasts, but it cannot enhance the size and volume of breasts. If the patient is keen on these changes, she may have to undergo a combination of breast lift and breast augmentation.
The surgeon may decide to perform breast lift under general anesthesia or IV sedation. The surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, and can be completed in about one to two hours. The procedure begins with the surgeon making an incision, through which the underlying breast tissue is lifted, excess skin is excised, and the breast contour is reshaped to improve firmness. Thereafter, the surgeon will also reposition the nipples and areolas to a more youthful height. The incisions are then closed with sutures or skin adhesives.
The results of breast lift surgery reveal gradually as the bruising and swelling subside over several weeks. Complete results may take a longer time to show up until the healing is completed. Results with this procedure are long-lasting when the procedure is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon and the patient maintains an active and healthy lifestyle for years to come.